History Film / Juon

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Following the success of the two TV movies, screenwriter Hiroshi Takahashi helped Shimizu develop ''Ju-on'' as a theatrical feature. The resulting film, ''Ju-on: The Grudge'', was released in 2003. Shortly after, the US [[ForeignRemake remake rights]] were purchased, with Shimizu himself attached to direct. A sequel, ''Ju-on: The Grudge 2'', was released later that year. In 2004, the US remake, ''TheGrudge'', was released.

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Following the success of the two TV movies, screenwriter Hiroshi Takahashi helped Shimizu develop ''Ju-on'' as a theatrical feature. The resulting film, ''Ju-on: The Grudge'', was released in 2003. Shortly after, the US [[ForeignRemake remake rights]] were purchased, with Shimizu himself attached to direct. A sequel, ''Ju-on: The Grudge 2'', was released later that year. In 2004, the US remake, ''TheGrudge'', ''Film/TheGrudge'', was released.



The franchise was rebooted in 2014 with the release of ''Ju-on: The Beginning of the End'', which alters much of the background story. Shimizu did not have a hand in the production, as did Mrs. Takako Fuji as Kayako, [[TheOtherDarrin who was replaced by Misaki Saisho]]. It was followed in 2015 with the release of ''Ju:on: The Final'', which, as the name suggests, serves as the franchise's GrandFinale. A crossover with ''Literature/TheRing'' series will be released in 2016, with Kayako again played by Mrs. Saisho.

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The franchise was rebooted in 2014 with the release of ''Ju-on: The Beginning of the End'', which alters much of the background story. Shimizu did not have a hand in the production, as nor did Mrs. Takako Fuji as Kayako, [[TheOtherDarrin who was replaced by Misaki Saisho]]. It was followed in 2015 with the release of ''Ju:on: The Final'', which, as the name suggests, serves as the franchise's GrandFinale. A crossover with ''Literature/TheRing'' series will be released in 2016, with Kayako again played by Mrs. Saisho.



* ''Ju-on: The Final'' - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The series came to an end with this 2015 film. [[TheEndOrIsIt Or is it?]]
* ''[[Literature/TheRing Sadako]] vs. Kayako'' - [[SincerityMode You read that right]]. Our two [[CoolVersusAwesome ghostly ladies with the penchant for killing people]] will finally meet and show off their powers to those poor humans. First teased as an April Fools' Joke, but later turned up to be real. Will be released in 2016.

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* ''Ju-on: The Final'' - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The series came to an end with this 2015 film. [[TheEndOrIsIt Or is did it?]]
* ''[[Literature/TheRing Sadako]] vs. Kayako'' - [[SincerityMode You read that right]]. Our two [[CoolVersusAwesome [[UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny ghostly ladies with the penchant for killing people]] will finally meet and show off their powers to those poor humans. First teased as an April Fools' Joke, but later turned up out to be real. Will be released in 2016.



* VersusTitle: ''Sadako vs. Kayako''.



* [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]]: The ending of the third movie, in which Rika realises just what the curse has in store for her. The ending of the fourth movie, also counts, when it reveals the reason why [[spoiler:Kyoko is still pregnant, and what - or rather ''who'' she is pregnant with]]...

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* [[WhamEpisode Wham Moment]]: The ending of the third movie, in which Rika realises just what the curse has in store for her. The ending of the fourth movie, also counts, when it reveals the reason why [[spoiler:Kyoko is still pregnant, and what - or rather ''who'' - she is pregnant with]]...
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'''''Ju-on''''' is a Japanese horror film series, directed by Creator/TakashiShimizu. There are currently seven films in the series, as well as two short films (''Katasumi''/''In A Corner'' and ''4444444444''), which were released prior to the first film (and are featured on the Director's Cut DVD release of the first [[TheGrudge remake]] as special features).

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'''''Ju-on''''' is a Japanese horror film series, directed by Creator/TakashiShimizu. There are currently seven eight films in the series, an upcoming crossover film, as well as two short films (''Katasumi''/''In A Corner'' and ''4444444444''), which were released prior to the first film (and are featured on the Director's Cut DVD release of the first [[TheGrudge remake]] as special features).



The franchise was rebooted in 2014 with the release of ''Ju-on: The Beginning of the End'', which alters much of the background story. Shimizu did not have a hand in the production, as did Mrs. Takako Fuji as Kayako, [[TheOtherDarrin who was replaced by Misaki Saisho]]. It was followed in 2015 with the release of ''Ju:on: The Final'', which, as the name suggests, serves as the franchise's GrandFinale. A crossover with ''Literature/TheRing'' series will be released in 2016, with Kayako again played by Mrs. Saisho.



* ''Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari'' (aka ''Ju-on: Beginning of the End'') - the 2014 addition to the franchise and its ContinuityReboot

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* ''Ju-on: Owari no Hajimari'' (aka ''Ju-on: Beginning of the End'') - the 2014 addition to the franchise and its ContinuityRebootContinuityReboot.



** ''White Ghost'' and ''Black Ghost'' each has separate ones since their stories are unrelated to the Saeki family. Mirai serves as one in the former, while Fukie's EvilTwin does the job in the latter

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** ''White Ghost'' and ''Black Ghost'' each has have separate ones since their stories are unrelated to the Saeki family. Mirai serves as one in the former, while Fukie's EvilTwin does the job in the latterlatter.


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** In the reboots, Kayako wasn't always like this. Post-mortem Kayako will speak like this whenever others are lucky enough to meet her in her human form. In contrast, while in pre-mortem, Kayako's a certified GenkiGirl.


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* GenkiGirl: The films have several.
** Kanna.
** Tomoka. She's a presenter, after all. Her boyfriend, Noritaka, also has shades of this.
** Mirai.
** In the reboots, believe it or not, Kayako! At least before [[spoiler: her inability to have a child screwed her up and made her a mild AxCrazy.]]
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** In the reboots, [[spoiler: their roles are switched.]]

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** In the reboots, [[spoiler: their roles are switched.]]reversed.]]
** ''White Ghost'' and ''Black Ghost'' each has separate ones since their stories are unrelated to the Saeki family. Mirai serves as one in the former, while Fukie's EvilTwin does the job in the latter



* BigSisterInstinct: Mai will stop at nothing in search for her missing sister, Yui. Even when Kyosuke already tells her to ''get off the Nerima house case as far as she can''.



** In the fourth movie, Keisuke discovers several letters addressed to "Tokunaga" inside the Nerima house. Those letters are in fact the same ones that Kazumi took from the mailbox in the third film. Since almost a decade has passed between the two films (evidenced by the appearance of Chiharu, who's Izumi's high school friend), either they're the product of the house's time-travel thingy or people are just too afraid to enter the house and remove the letters.



* CreepyChild: Toshio. Enough said. Also, [[spoiler:the reincarnated child-form of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Kayako/child who is possessed by Kayako]] ([[MindScrew it's never made exactly clear]])]] at the end of the second theatrical movie.

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* CreepyChild: Toshio. Enough said.
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Also, [[spoiler:the reincarnated child-form of [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Kayako/child who is possessed by Kayako]] ([[MindScrew it's never made exactly clear]])]] at the end of the second theatrical movie.movie.
** In ''Black Ghost'', there's something...off about Fukie, even before [[spoiler: her EvilTwin takes over.]] Once [[spoiler: the latter event happens, well, the creepiness turns UpToEleven.]]
** In ''The Final'', there's Ena, who's like Fukie v.2, from having psychic powers, to not talking much, and, eventually, [[spoiler: becoming possessed by a spirit.]]



** Reo in ''The Final''. [[spoiler: Kayako breaks her spine by slowly moving her downward.]]



* CuteMonsterGirl: Kayako.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Kayako. Toshio, too, though he's more on the adorable side (he's about 6, mind you).



** Atsuchi Isobe is implied to have been possessed in ''White Ghost'', causing him to sexually abuse his niece Mirai and then murdering his family.

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** Atsuchi Atsushi Isobe is implied to have been possessed in ''White Ghost'', causing him to sexually abuse his niece Mirai and then murdering his family.



* EvilLaugh: Kayako, combined with [[spoiler: DieLaughing]] in the seventh film, [[spoiler: after Takeo found out that she has been lying to him about Toshio's parentage.]] Yes, ''Kayako''.
** Reo and her mother, [[spoiler: after their death]], do this to Mai in the eighth film. Combined with the lighting that turns their faces into ScaryFlashlightFace, [[UncannyValley it's incredibly unsettling]].



* EvilTwin: Fukie has one in ''Black Ghost''.



* FullFrontalAssault: In ghost form, Toshio is either this or he's wearing an underwear. It's played for creepiness, since he's a pale-white young boy.



* GigglingVillain: In the one of the last shots of the series, [[spoiler: Yui]] does this in front of [[spoiler: Mai]], shortly before [[spoiler: she's fully consumed by Kayako]].



** [[spoiler: Kayako sports this appearance as she is about to kill Mai at the end of the eighth film.]]



* KubrickStare: [[spoiler:Tatsuya, during his DemonicPossession.]]

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* KubrickStare: [[spoiler:Tatsuya, [[spoiler:Katsuya, during his DemonicPossession.]]



** Kayako, combined with [[spoiler: DieLaughing]] in the seventh film, [[spoiler: after Takeo found out that she has been lying to him about Toshio's parentage.]]



* MamaBear: The final film reveals another trait of Kayako: ''never ever'' try to hurt Toshio. [[spoiler: Reo, or rather, [[CruelAndUnusualDeath her spine]], sure learns her lesson the hard way. Sota, too.]]



** Kiwako does this in ''Black Ghost'', [[spoiler: with her decision to kill Fukie's mortal body. No, it won't stop Fukie's twin rampage. It ''worsens'' it.]]



** Done in ''The Final'', when Mai discovers [[spoiler: Sota lying dead in their apartment.]]



** Ena in ''The Final''. She is able to share her memories just by other people touching her.



* RoomFullOfCrazy: After [[HeroicBSOD the curse leaves a drastic effect on her mental state]], Izumi becomes a recluse, rarely leaving her bedroom, the windows of which she covers with newspaper, and keeps the curtains drawn.

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* RoomFullOfCrazy: After [[HeroicBSOD the curse leaves a drastic effect on her mental state]], Izumi becomes a recluse, rarely leaving her bedroom, the windows of which she covers with newspaper, and keeps the curtains drawn. Repeated again in ''The Beginning of the End'', with Rina.



* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler: Kiwako decides to commit suicide alongside her daughter, Fukie's mortal body, which contains her other daughter's spirit (Fukie's spirit having been expelled) to end her rampage. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Unfortunately, it only succeeds in killing the mortal body, as her spirit is able to roam free]].]]



** Done in ''White Ghost''. The film is set in two different timelines, though it's quite easy to distinguish the stories. "Akane" and the epilogue is set a decade after the murders; everything else is set before or after the murders.



* VaderBreath: Takeo's heavy, unsettling breathing can be heard in the third movie when he [[spoiler:possesses Tatsuya]].

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* VaderBreath: Takeo's heavy, unsettling breathing can be heard in the third movie when he [[spoiler:possesses Tatsuya]].Katsuya]].
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* FanDisservice / FanService: The shower scene in the third movie is a combination of both. Replayed in the eighth film, courtesy of Mai.

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* FanDisservice / FanService: The shower scene in the third movie is a combination of both. Replayed in the eighth seventh film, courtesy of Mai.Yui.



* RecycledScript: Or rather recycled ''deaths''. The last two films, ''The Beginning of the End'' and ''The Final'' (which are reboots) notably reused some of the death scenes and refitted them into the new setting, including:
** Yayoi's death is like Hitomi's from ''The Grudge'' (being pulled down into nothingness from under her bed), except that instead of Kayako, it's Toshio who killed her.
** Rina's death is like Izumi's from ''The Grudge'' (went mad, then pulled into nothingness into the cupboard). But courtesy of Toshio instead of Kayako.
** Aoi's death is like Kanna's from ''The Curse'' (her lower jaw being ripped). Again courtesy of Toshio instead of Kayako.
** Before Midori meets her demise, she sees her karaoke screen distort into something freakish and emit the rattling sounds. So just like Hitomi's back in ''The Grudge''.
** Also, the whole plot where [[spoiler: Takeo thinking that Toshio was not his son because he's infertile was first present in the novels. Unlike the novels, though, Toshio really was not his son.]]
** There's one in the two reboots. If you notice closely, the entire third act of the two films are carbon-copies of each other ([[spoiler: Yui/Mai discover that their boyfriend (Naoto/Sota) has died from the curse, break down crying, then go to the house the next day to take revenge]]). Their endings are different, though.
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* AlasPoorVillain: Kayako, Toshio, and his cat all fall under this trope despite what terrifying monsters they became.

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* AlasPoorVillain: Kayako, Toshio, and his cat all fall under this trope despite what terrifying monsters they became. Subverted in the last two film reboots, though, where they became...[[MysticalPregnancy much]] [[IAmNotYourFather less]] [[LaughingMad sympathetic]] (and ''Takeo'' becomes more sympathetic).



** Justified in the reboots. [[spoiler: Toshio's really not his son, after all]].



* BigBad: Kayako, with Toshio serving as her [[TheDragon Dragon]].
** In the reboots, [[spoiler: their roles are switched.]]
* BigLittleSister: Yui is noticeably taller than her older sister, Mai. Midori to Yayoi, too, but that's because [[spoiler: the middle school-aged Yayoi had died when Midori was still a toddler, so we didn't get to see her fully grow up.]]



* BodySurf: [[spoiler: Toshio]] in the reboots, is revealed to have this.



* ButICantBePregnant: A version of this trope occurs in the novel - prior to the Saeki murders, Takeo and Kayako are trying for another child, but, no matter how hard they try, Kayako cannot get pregnant. So, Takeo goes to the doctor... only to be told that he has a low sperm count. Given his jealous and insecure nature, this is one of the things that drives him to believe that Toshio is not his son. The fact that it is possible to concieve a child with a low sperm count (though it is rare) apparently doesn't occur to him. Then again, he isn't really thinking rationally at his point.

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* ButICantBePregnant: A version of this trope occurs in the novel - prior to the Saeki murders, Takeo and Kayako are trying for another child, but, no matter how hard they try, Kayako cannot get pregnant. So, Takeo goes to the doctor... only to be told that he has a low sperm count. Given his jealous and insecure nature, this is one of the things that drives him to believe that Toshio is not his son. The fact that it is possible to concieve a child with a low sperm count (though it is rare) apparently doesn't occur to him. Then again, he isn't really thinking rationally at his point. This plot is recycled in ''The Beginning of The End'', except this time, [[spoiler: he's right]].



* CeilingCorpse: A variation in ''The Final''. Midori gets her sister throw her upwards so hard that ''her head'' gets stuck in the ceiling.
* ChangingOfTheGuard: The protagonist of ''The Final'' is Mai, the older sister of Yui, the protagonist of its preceding film, ''The Beginning of the End''.



* DemotedToExtra: Of all people, Kayako gets much less screen time in ''The Beginning of the End'', mainly because [[spoiler: Toshio takes over her usual role as the BigBad.]] She only appears once in her ghost form at the end, [[spoiler: helping Toshio corner Yui,]] and ''doesn't kill anyone'' in the film.
** She's finally promoted to be more villainlike in ''The Final''. Sure, she's still not the BigBad, but at least she gets to rack up several kills, [[spoiler: including the last one.]]
* DieLaughing: [[spoiler: Kayako in the seventh film. Laughing while having her neck snapped, yeah.]]



* FanDisservice / FanService: The shower scene in the third movie is a combination of both.

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* FanDisservice / FanService: The shower scene in the third movie is a combination of both. Replayed in the eighth film, courtesy of Mai.
* FatalFamilyPhoto: Jeez, Midori, do you really need to pull out a photo, just to establish to the audience that you're the younger sister of Yayoi? Because your sister's going to do the killing, real fast...



** You might not notice due to the JumpScare, but all of the deaths in ''The Beginning Of The End'' are done by a single person: Toshio. [[spoiler: It's to show you who the real cause of the curse is]].



* GreaterScopeVillain: Yes, Kayako and Toshio might be the main villains, but what drove them to do this was because Takeo murdered them. He's dead shortly after the start of the series, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard courtesy of Kayako]].
** In the reboots, [[spoiler: Toshio Yamaga]].



* HotTeacher: Mariko from the third film. Kayako also certainly thinks that Kobayashi is one, although she had a crush on him long before he became a teacher.

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* HotTeacher: Mariko from the third film.film and Yui from the seventh film (portrayed by a real-life glamour model, people). Kayako also certainly thinks that Kobayashi is one, although she had a crush on him long before he became a teacher.



* JawBreaker: [[spoiler:Kanna]] suffers this.

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** Also averted with Mirai, who didn't get spared from [[spoiler: ''[[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath having her head chopped off by a chainsaw]]'']]. Fukie, too, except unconventionally ([[spoiler: her spirit gets expelled from her body, so she still kind off exists in this world]]).
* JawBreaker: [[spoiler:Kanna]] suffers this. [[spoiler: Aoi]] too.



** Kayako, combined with [[spoiler: DieLaughing]] in the seventh film, [[spoiler: after Takeo found out that she has been lying to him about Toshio's parentage.]]



** Toshio does this to [[spoiler: Naoto]] in the seventh film.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In ''The Final'', Kyosuke Takeda has finally managed to destroy the bewitched Saeki house, so the curse finally ends, right? Then a certain single mother has the [[SarcasmMode bright idea]] to [[spoiler: adopt Toshio, who then spreads the curse to his surroundings, transforming ''her'' house into another cursed house...]]



* NotMeThisTime: The [[spoiler: deaths of the four teenagers]] in ''The Beginning of the End'' are caused by [[spoiler: Toshio and ''only'' Toshio; Kayako doesn't come into the picture until a year after this incident happen.]]



* OffWithHisHead: Poor [[KillTheCutie Mirai]]...



* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. There are two characters called Kyoko in the franchise. The first (Kyoko Suzuki) appears in the first two movies, whilst the second one (Kyoko Harase) is the protagonist of the fourth.

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* OneSteveLimit: Subverted. There are two characters called Kyoko in the franchise. The first (Kyoko Suzuki) appears in the first two movies, whilst the second one (Kyoko Harase) is the protagonist of the fourth. Subverted in Japanese, since the kanji spelling of their name is different (compare 響子 (Suzuki) and 京子 (Harase)).
** There are also two characters named Mariko, the first being Rika's friend in ''The Curse'', while the second is one of the protagonists of ''Black Ghost''. This time, the kanji spelling of their name is the exact same (真理子).


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* RecycledScript: Or rather recycled ''deaths''. The last two films, ''The Beginning of the End'' and ''The Final'' (which are reboots) notably reused some of the death scenes and refitted them into the new setting, including:
** Yayoi's death is like Hitomi's from ''The Grudge'' (being pulled down into nothingness from under her bed), except that instead of Kayako, it's Toshio who killed her.
** Rina's death is like Izumi's from ''The Grudge'' (went mad, then pulled into nothingness into the cupboard). But courtesy of Toshio instead of Kayako.
** Aoi's death is like Kanna's from ''The Curse'' (her lower jaw being ripped). Again courtesy of Toshio instead of Kayako.
** Before Midori meets her demise, she sees her karaoke screen distort into something freakish and emit the rattling sounds. So just like Hitomi's back in ''The Grudge''.
** Also, the whole plot where [[spoiler: Takeo thinking that Toshio was not his son because he's infertile was first present in the novels. Unlike the novels, though, Toshio really was not his son.]]
** There's one in the two reboots. If you notice closely, the entire third act of the two films are carbon-copies of each other ([[spoiler: Yui/Mai discover that their boyfriend (Naoto/Sota) has died from the curse, break down crying, then go to the house the next day to take revenge]]). Their endings are different, though.
* TheReveal: In ''Ju-on: The Beginning of the End'', holy shit:
**[[spoiler: The curse didn't start with the Saeki murders. It began looooong before that, like a decade before the murders happened. It's not known whether murder was involved, or just a simple error like, oh, leaving your child to succumb to the heatwave?]]
**[[spoiler: There are two Toshio. The first has the surname Yamaga, and he's the cause of the curse (the one dying in the aforementioned heatwave). The second is our one and only Toshio Saeki, who's a reincarnation of the former.]]
**[[spoiler: Toshio really was not Takeo's son. Kayako, who's frustrated by her inability to have a child with Takeo, suddenly became pregnant one day (a security footage showed that Toshio Yamaga somehow went inside her womb). So Takeo's killing became kinda justified.]]
** More additions from ''The Final'': [[spoiler: Toshio has the ability to do BodySurf. By doing this, he managed to escape Takeo's rampage and after killing him, transferred to his old body to masquerade so someone could adopt him and thus spread the curse.]]


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** Back in the VHS films, Kyoko, Tatsuya, and Yoshimi were originally introduced in ''The Curse''. They all succumb to the curse in its sequel, ''The Curse 2''. It's downplayed, since the two films were made to be a single story and were shot back-to-back, only DividedForPublication.
** [[spoiler: Yui's]] fate was left ambiguous in ''The Beginning of the End'', since all we see of [[spoiler: her is waking up from her supposed dream to meet her still-decapitated boyfriend.]] Come ''The Final'', and [[spoiler: we see that she has indeed fallen to the curse, since Kayako is able to use her image to lure Mai so she can kill her.]]
* SuddenlyVoiced: Downplayed. Kayako does talk once in ''The Curse'' to Toshio, but it's offscreen and not the focus of the scene, and she also narrates the diary that Kobayashi found in her room. In the last two reboot films, however, she is shown to hold full conversations with other, living characters, and the two films in general made her more human (but still murderous of course).


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** Zigzagged in ''The Beginning of the End''. The film is set in two different time periods: one set in 2004, and the other in 2014. A brief scene is also set in 1995. The vignettes constantly switch back and forth between the periods and which stories are set in which timeline are not fully explained until near the film's end.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Toshio in the reboots, big time. He ''single-handedly done all the killings'' in ''The Beginning of the End'', and also racks up a good one in ''The Final'', when he's primarily an annoyance in the original continuity. He also gains many more powers, including [[spoiler: BodySurf. As expected of the true BigBad.]]
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* FeministFantasy: Swap fantasy with horror and replace ActionGirl with TheEveryman. More than 80% of the characters are female, either as heroes, victims, and background characters, and the main villain is also a female. Male characters do take part a few times as protagonists (and one is a GreaterScopeVillain of the series), but even if they are, all films are headlined by the females (Kyoko in both ''The Curse'' and ''The Curse 2'', Rika in ''The Grudge'', Kyoko (no relation to the first) in ''The Grudge 2'', Akane in ''White Ghost'', Kiwako and Mariko in ''Black Ghost'', Yui in ''The Beginning of the End'', and Mai in ''The Final''). All films of the series also passed UsefulNotes/TheBechdelTest. This seems to be a trend with J-Horrors in general.
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* ''Ju-on: Owata no Hajimari'' (aka ''Ju-on: Beginning of the End'') - the 2014 addition to the franchise and its ContinuityReboot

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* ''Ju-on: Owata Owari no Hajimari'' (aka ''Ju-on: Beginning of the End'') - the 2014 addition to the franchise and its ContinuityReboot
* ''Ju-on: The Final'' - ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The series came to an end with this 2015 film. [[TheEndOrIsIt Or is it?]]
* ''[[Literature/TheRing Sadako]] vs. Kayako'' - [[SincerityMode You read that right]]. Our two [[CoolVersusAwesome ghostly ladies with the penchant for killing people]] will finally meet and show off their powers to those poor humans. First teased as an April Fools' Joke, but later turned up to be real. Will be released in 2016.



* BittersweetEnding: ''White Ghost'' has one, probably the ''only'' time where at least one of our main protagonists come out of the hauntings relatively unscathed. Our leading lady (girl?), Akane, is haunted by her guilt of letting her childhood friend, Mirai, abused and [[OffWithHisHead murdered horrifically]] by her uncle. At the end, [[spoiler: Akane apologizes to Mirai, and the latter in turn leaves her bear keychain before disappearing for good, having forgiven her. She doesn't want to kill her friend after all.]] [[HeartwarmingMoments Warm feelings...]]



* TheCastShowoff: Takako Fuji really can [[MarionetteMotion move like that]], and has said in an interview that she sometimes likes to pull out her Kayako-moves to freak people out at parties. In addition, any scene with her crawling down the stairs was done without any wirework whatsoever.



* DownerEnding: Every single installment.

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* DownerEnding: Every [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Installment.]] Except for ''White Ghost'', which is more [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] (see above), and ''The Beginning of the End'', which is... [[GainaxEnding puzzling]] (see below).
** ''Ju-on: The Curse'' - [[spoiler: Kobayashi loses both his wife and unborn daughter to Takeo and soon gets killed by Kayako. The entire Murakami family, except for the father, plus Yuki, succumb to the curse. The house is having a new owner, whose seller's paranormal sister, Kyoko, senses that they will eventually fall to the curse as well.]]
** ''Ju-on: The Curse 2'' - [[spoiler: The entire Suzuki family (Kyoko, Tatsuya, their parents, Tatsuya's son Nobuyuki) are killed by the curse. The curse also claims two survivors from the previous film: Kamio and Yoshikawa ([[KickTheDog and his wife]]).]]
** ''Ju-on: The Grudge'' - [[spoiler: [[RunningGag The entire Tokunaga family perishes to the curse]], and what is left of the Toyama family is the wife, who has to watch both her husband and daughter going mad before their eventual death by the curse. Oh, and Rika is destined to play the curse, too - after she has died, of course.]]
** ''Ju-on: The Grudge 2'' - [[spoiler: Everyone in the set meets their doom as soon as they step inside the house. Kyoko's husband commits suicide, while Kyoko herself gives birth to Kayako and becomes her servant before [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she gets offed as well.]]]]
** ''Ju-on: Black Ghost'' - [[spoiler: Fukie's EvilTwin takes over her body and kills her aunt, Mariko ([[KickTheDog and her completely innocent husband and son]]), before getting killed by her mother, Kiwako, in a double suicide, which only [[NiceJobBreakingItHero worsens the curse, as this means that Fukie's twin now can roam free of her mortal body.]] She then proceeds to kill her nurse, Yuko, and the latter's neighbor, Tetsuya.]]
** And finally, ''Ju-on: The Final'', where [[spoiler: every other
single installment.main character, except for Kyosuke Takeda ([[{{Badass}} who not only manages to live for over 10 years and counting after having first contacted the curse, but is able to warn the protagonists of it]], [[IdiotBall futilely, of course]]) are killed, and the last shot of the film is our last protagonist, Mai, who can only watch helplessly as Kayako, now jawless (!) comes closer to her for her inevitable death.]] So yes, the series started and ended with a downer note, and indeed, there's no stopping of Kayako and Toshio once they're in to hunt you...


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* GainaxEnding: ''Ju-on: The Beginning of The End'', oh so much. [[spoiler: So after most of the main characters are killed, we're left to the main heroine, Yui, who's trapped by Kayako and Toshio in the house, only to [[AllJustADream suddenly wake up at her apartment, as if everything is just in her head.]] [[OrWasItADream But then, she goes out and sees her boyfriend,]] [[NeckSnap his head still going the other way.]]]] Blam! That's how the movie ends.
3rd Jan '16 3:17:44 PM aye_amber
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'''Note: This page is for the Japanese franchise only. For the American series, see ''TheGrudge''.'''

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'''Note: This page is for the Japanese franchise only. For the American series, see ''TheGrudge''.''Film/TheGrudge''.'''
30th Jun '15 6:04:07 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Ju-on''''' is a Japanese horror film series, directed by TakashiShimizu. There are currently seven films in the series, as well as two short films (''Katasumi''/''In A Corner'' and ''4444444444''), which were released prior to the first film (and are featured on the Director's Cut DVD release of the first [[TheGrudge remake]] as special features).

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'''''Ju-on''''' is a Japanese horror film series, directed by TakashiShimizu.Creator/TakashiShimizu. There are currently seven films in the series, as well as two short films (''Katasumi''/''In A Corner'' and ''4444444444''), which were released prior to the first film (and are featured on the Director's Cut DVD release of the first [[TheGrudge remake]] as special features).
13th Mar '15 10:43:21 AM Evilgidgit
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* ''Ju-on: Shiroi Roujo'' (aka ''Ju-on: White Ghost'') - one of the two InNameOnly sequels released to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary.
* ''Ju-on: Kuroi Shoujo'' (aka ''Ju-on: Black Ghost'') - the second of the InNameOnly sequels.

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* ''Ju-on: Shiroi Roujo'' (aka ''Ju-on: White Ghost'') - one of the two InNameOnly sequels released to celebrate the series' 10th anniversary.
anniversary. The film has no connection to the rest of the series, following its own storyline.
* ''Ju-on: Kuroi Shoujo'' (aka ''Ju-on: Black Ghost'') - the second of the InNameOnly sequels.sequels, following its own storyline and being connected to ''White Ghost''.



* AbandonedHospital: Episode two of ''Ju-on: The Grudge Haunted House Simulator'' literally uses the trope name, although it would be more aptly called a deserted hospital. Still, some scares courtesy of Kayako and Toshio are on-hand.

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* AbandonedHospital: Episode two of ''Ju-on: The Grudge Haunted House Simulator'' literally uses the trope name, although it would be more aptly called a deserted hospital. Still, some scares courtesy of Kayako and Toshio are on-hand. on-hand.
* AlasPoorVillain: Kayako, Toshio, and his cat all fall under this trope despite what terrifying monsters they became.
** This extends to the antagonists of ''White Ghost'' and ''Black Ghost'', the little girl Mirai murdered by her possessed uncle, and the absorbed twin of ''Black Ghost'''s central character.



* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: More like everyone will die.



** A much more disturbing version of this trope occurs in the fourth movie. At the beginning of the film, Kyoko and Masashi are involved in a car crash (thanks to Toshio's little visit) which causes Kyoko to miscarry their child. Later on, however, her doctor assures her of a healthy pregnancy, which understandably causes her some confusion. [[spoiler:Congratulations, Kyoko... it's a gir-ARGHGODWHATISTHATRUNFORYOURLIIIIIVES.]]

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** A much more disturbing version of this trope occurs in the fourth movie. At the beginning of the film, Kyoko and Masashi are involved in a car crash (thanks to Toshio's little visit) which causes Kyoko to miscarry their child. Later on, however, her doctor assures her of a healthy pregnancy, which understandably causes her some confusion. [[spoiler:Congratulations, [[spoiler: Congratulations, Kyoko... it's a gir-ARGHGODWHATISTHATRUNFORYOURLIIIIIVES.]]



* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:Kayako does this to Nobuyuki in the second film.]]

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* CradlingYourKill: [[spoiler:Kayako [[spoiler: Kayako does this to Nobuyuki in the second film.]]



** Atsuchi Isobe is implied to have been possessed in ''White Ghost'', causing him to sexually abuse his niece Mirai and then murdering his family.



* TheFaceless: The face of [[spoiler:Kyoko's child]] is never clearly shown.
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Kanna.]]

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* TheFaceless: The face of [[spoiler:Kyoko's [[spoiler: Kyoko's child]] is never clearly shown.
* FacialHorror: [[spoiler:Kanna.[[spoiler: Kanna missing her bottom jaw.]]
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